During the month of August, I followed the #trendyruffleprepstyle style challenge on Instagram that helped create my #ootds (outfit of the day). Three ladies, @trendyteacher, @pennsylvania_prep_girl, and @ruffletuesday ran it. Each week they included five days worth of outfit ideas. Wow! Did it ever help me revitalize my closet. I couldn’t believe how inspirational it was to follow a prompt when getting dressed. I love clothes–probably too much. Therefore, I have a lot of clothes–again, probably too much! Even though I am a clothes horse, I also tend to gravitate to the same items day after day. Following a style challenge however made me shop my own closet. For example, on Friday (the top left-hand outfit), I wore a top that I picked up years ago while living in Saudi Arabia. I also wore a belt that I think I may have owned since high school! I sometimes think to get rid of this belt, but because it’s so unique I never have. During the month of August, I really enjoyed knowing the night before what I was going to wear. It took minutes off getting ready in the morning. I love planning an outfit; having prompts like “white-out” or “chambray all the way” really got me styling. Because I couldn’t find another style challenge that went week by week, I’ve decided to host my own for the month of September.